Hyundai IONIQ to debut domestically for the first time

Hyundai IONIQ Electric mobility
Hyundai Malaysia has announced its intentions to exhibit the All-Electric/Hybrid Hyundai IONIQ at the upcoming My Auto Fest showcase. Named after its plug-in hybrid concept car i-oniq, it is the world’s first model to offer three electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform namely the IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Electric and IONIQ Plug-in. The IONIQ makes low to zero emission mobility accessible to everyone.

The Hyundai IONIQ also delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience through innovative technology with the latest connectivity and safety technologies. The IONIQ was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, however it is not officially on sale yet.

Built on a chassis created specifically to carry the world’s first choice of three efficient and ultra-low emission powertrains, the IONIQ boasts 53% Advanced High Strength Steel combined cleverly with lightweight aluminum. The new model saves 12.6kg (45%) of weight by casting non-structural bodywork from aluminum, such as the hood, tailgate and suspension components.

With the world’s highest thermal efficiency (40%), the new 1.6-liter Kappa GDi engine developed exclusively for Hyundai Motor’s hybrid engines, combines with the permanent magnetic electric motor to deliver maximum outputs of 105ps and 43.5ps; engine and motor respectively.

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The experience inside the IONIQ is enhanced through state-of-the art connectivity features like Android Auto, Apple Car Play as well as Tom Tom live services and wireless charging. Furthermore, the driving experience becomes digital through the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displaying all key driver information.

A holistic and innovative safety package including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control ensures high safety levels for drivers and passengers alike.

All versions feature the sleek aerodynamic silhouette with a class-leading Cd value of 0.24. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize the aerodynamic body lines and volumes. Blue accents on the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in emphasize specific elements on the exterior and in the interior for a seamless design. The IONIQ Electric features exclusive copper colored accents to signify electricity flowing through the car’s interior.

View the Hyundai IONIQ exclusively at the My Auto Fest from 20 – 22 May and check out Hyundai Malaysia’s myriad of promotions: with savings up to RM14,000 rebates for the Elantra, RM12,000 for both Veloster and Sonata, RM7,000 for the Santa Fe and RM4,500 for the i10.

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